How to Reset the Anti Theft on a Jeep Cherokee

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How to Reset the Anti Theft on a Jeep Cherokee
Jeep remotes can be synced to your antitheft capabilities. (keyless remote image by Ray Kasprzak from

The Cherokee is among the many Jeep vehicles that offer keyless entry and antitheft systems. The Jeep's remotes allow you to control your panic alarm, your door locks and your boot release, and can be programmed completely from your driver's seat. The programming sequence will also allow you to reset the remote systems, and you can have them ready to use in minutes using just the ignition key.

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  1. 1

    Enter your Jeep and press the Lock button on your keyless remote five times in 10 seconds.

  2. 2

    Insert your key into the car's ignition, turn it to the "Run" position and wait for the car's chimes to stop.

  3. 3

    Press and hold the "Unlock" button on your remote, and then press and hold the "Panic" button while still holding "Unlock." Hold both buttons together for one second and release.

  4. 4

    Wait for a chime to sound and press and release the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons on your remote.

  5. 5

    Press and release the "Lock" button by itself and wait for the car's chimes to sound again to indicate successful resetting. Remove the key from the ignition when you are done to finish the procedure.

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